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Family Meripilaceae Jülich

Bibliotheca Mycologica 85: 378 (1981)

Type: Meripilus P. Karst. 1882

All three genera are found in North America. Rigidoporus is recorded in Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Hawaii.

  1. Meripilus, M. sumstinei
  2. Physisporinus
  3. Rigidoporus
Taxonomy:
Note that Grifola is not related to Meripilus but rather placed in its own family Grifolaceae. Some species of Rigidoporus are placed in the Cerrenaceae (Justo et al. 2017).
Related links:
Justo, A., O. Miettinen, D. Floudas, B. Ortiz-Santana, E. Sjökvist, D. Lindner, K. K. Nakasone, T. Niemelä, K.-H. Larsson, L. Ryvarden, D.S. Hibbett. 2017. A revised family-level classification of the Polyporales (Basidiomycota), Fungal Biology 121(9): 798-824. Justo Publications.
Miettinen O., E. Larsson, E. Sjökvist, K-H. Larsson. 2012. Comprehensive taxon sampling reveals unaccounted diversity and morphological plasticity in a group of dimitic polypores (Polyporales, Basidiomycota). Cladistics 28:251–270.
Taxon links:
80007 MycoBank ; Index Fungorum